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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, January 1, 2016
While many families rang in the 2016 together,
Victor Corrio "Dan" Welch s children were left to
mourn his death after he was shot dead while lim-
ing on Wednesday night.
His children spent yesterday in the care of relatives
while his common-law wife tended to his autopsy
at the Forensic Science Centre, his father Glenford
According to police, Welch, 33, of New City
Avenue, Fyzabad was at John Jules Extension when
around 11 pm, residents heard loud explosions. On
checking, they found him lying at the side of the
road with gunshot wounds.
On visiting the murder scene yesterday, shop
owner Kathy-Ann Abraham said it was around 10
pm Wednesday that Welch purchased a half pack
of cigarettes and a chubby softdrink. After he walked
out, she heard several explosions but thought it was
About two minutes later, another resident walked
into the shop and told her that a man was lying
dead in the road.
"We ran out and saw him lying at the side of the
road and when we were about to call the ambulance,
we looked to see if he was breathing but he was
already dead. It looked like he got shot in his head,"
Another neighbour said they heard the explosion
but it didn t sound like gunshot.
Reid, who walked across to the scene yesterday
with his youngest son, said he last saw Welch alive
Wednesday morning when passed by his house and
called out them. He said he was asleep that night
when his wife woke him after hearing the gunshots.
"She came and told me she heard gunshots and
that Dan got shot. I got up and came across but he
was already dead. I am still trying to find out what
happened because he was a quiet man. He was not
any trouble maker, even the police know that. The
only thing he used to do was take a little smoke,"
He said he was troubled by the amount of murders
taking place, saying that young people no longer
wanted to resolve conflicts, instead they sought
Fyzabad man shot
dead outside parlour
Northern Division police are investigating
the spate of robberies at mobile fireworks
tents in various districts of North Eastern
The latest case, took place at 4 am yesterday,
when the security officer was held up at gun-
point at a stall in Valsayn.
The man ordered the security guard to help
him pack fireworks in three different vehicles
Investigators said they believe the fireworks
could possibly be resold because of the large
Meanwhile, President of Animals are
Humans Too and Fireworks Use Sufferers
(FUS) Nalini Dial renewed calls for the police
to enforce laws related to the use of fireworks
in residential areas.
Dial said the police should enforce the law
or ban it altogether because it was illegal.
She said according to the Summary Offences
Act it was illegal to set it off in any street,
town, borough and in the second section any-
one wanting to set off fireworks needs to get
a permit if the Commissioner of Police.
No suspects have been arrested.
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Glenford Reid shows his son Luke the spot where his older brother Victor Welch was
murdered at John Jules extension in Fyzabad yesterday.
PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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